Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, take advantage of Delaware’s tax-free shopping during the holiday season. For shopping locations, go to

Front Street in Lewes celebrates Delaware Day
Friday, December 7, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
To celebrate the 225th anniversary of Delaware’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Front Street shops and museums in downtown Lewes will have open houses, a scavenger hunt, light refreshments, special savings, and other special activities in each location!

Downtown Milford Holiday Stroll
Friday, December 7, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

Celebrate Delaware Day
Friday, December 7, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Join the Delaware Historical Society for a statewide toast to the state of Delaware at Old Town Hall Museum. Featuring Jubilicious, a specialty crafted beer by Twin Lakes and Statehood Stew prepared by World Cafe Live and live entertainment!

Christmas at Hagley
Recurring daily until January 6th
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Glimpse nineteenth and early twentieth-century holiday entertaining in Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home. The first bus leaves for the exhibit at 10 a.m. and the last bus at 3:30 p.m.

Milton Holly Festival
Saturday, December 8, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Shop for great gifts and enjoy family-friendly activities plus, pick up your handmade Holly wreath! For more information, call 302-684-1101.

28th Annual Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Houses open: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Museum open: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Presented by the Delaware Art Museum Council, the Holiday House Tour is always a seasonal highlight! Tour 10 spectacular Wilmington area homes bedecked for the holiday season. The Tour also features 12 talented regional artisans, who will display their wares at the Museum on Tour day.  For more information, call 302-571-9590.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
December 8 and 9, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your family during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. Reservations are recommended. Buy tickets online.

“The Nutcracker” performed by the Ballet Theatre of Dover
Schwartz Center for the Arts
December 8 and 9, 2012
Saturday (2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.); Sunday (2:00 p.m.)
The Ballet Theatre of Dover brings this beloved tale for all ages to the Schwartz Center for the Arts. Buy tickets online.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

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